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The Best Swift Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 26 Swift linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Sonatype, CodeScene, SwiftLint, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

3 Swift Tools

SwiftLint

A tool to enforce Swift style and conventions.

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  • 100% upvoted

SwiftFormat

A library and command-line formatting tool for reformatting Swift code.

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  • 50% upvoted

Tailor

A static analysis and lint tool for source code written in Apple's Swift programming language.

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  • 50% upvoted

23 Multi-Language Tools

Sonatype

Reports known vulnerabilities in common dependencies and recommends updated packages to minimize breaking changes

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  • 77% upvoted

CodeScene

CodeScene is a quality visualization tool for software. Prioritize technical debt, detect delivery risks, and measure organizational aspects. Fully automated.

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  • 64% upvoted

Better Code Hub

Better Code Hub checks your GitHub codebase against 10 engineering guidelines devised by the authority in software quality, Software Improvement Group.

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  • 77% upvoted

callGraph

Statically generates a call graph image and displays it on screen.

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  • 84% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

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  • 72% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

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  • 56% upvoted

Application Inspector

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

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  • 75% upvoted

Kiuwan

Identify and remediate cyber threats in a blazingly fast, collaborative environment, with seamless integration in your SDLC. Python, C\C++, Java, C#, PHP and more.

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  • 67% upvoted

Sydr

Continuous Hybrid Fuzzing and Dynamic Analysis for Security Development Lifecycle.

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  • 100% upvoted

Betterscan CE

Sponsor

Checks your code and infra (various Git repositories supported, cloud stacks, CLI, Web Interface platform, integrationss available) for security and quality issues. Code Scanning/SAST/Linting using many tools/Scanners deduplicated with One Report (AI optional).

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  • 100% upvoted

lizard

Lizard is an extensible Cyclomatic Complexity Analyzer for many programming languages including C/C++ (doesn't require all the header files or Java imports). It also does copy-paste detection (code clone detection/code duplicate detection) and many other forms of static code analysis. Counts lines of code without comments, CCN (cyclomatic complexity number), token count of functions, parameter count of functions.

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  • 100% upvoted

Synopsys

A commercial static analysis platform that allows for scanning of multiple languages (C/C++, Android, C#, Java, JS, PHP, Python, Node.JS, Ruby, Fortran, and Swift).

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  • 75% upvoted

todocheck

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

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  • 67% upvoted

CASR

Crash Analysis and Severity Report.

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  • 75% upvoted

Fortify

A commercial static analysis platform that supports the scanning of C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, ABAP/BSP, ActionScript, Apex, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, VB Script, Cobol, ColdFusion, HTML, Java, JS, JSP, MXML/Flex, Objective-C, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python (2.6, 2.7), Ruby (1.9.3), Swift, Scala, VB, and XML.

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  • 51% upvoted

Hound CI

Comments on style violations in GitHub pull requests. Supports Coffeescript, Go, HAML, JavaScript, Ruby, SCSS and Swift.

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  • 54% upvoted

Veracode

Find flaws in binaries and bytecode without requiring source. Support all major programming languages: Java, .NET, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, C, C++ and more.

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  • 57% upvoted

CodeFactor

Automated Code Analysis for repos on GitHub or BitBucket.

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  • 50% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

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  • 50% upvoted

SonarCloud

SonarCloud enables your team to deliver clean code consistently and efficiently with a code review tool that easily integrates into the cloud DevOps platforms and extend your CI/CD workflow. SonarCloud is free for open source projects.

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  • 50% upvoted

StaticReviewer

Static Reviewer executes code checks according to the most relevant Secure Coding Standards, OWASP, CWE, CVE, CVSS, MISRA, CERT, for 40+ programming languages, using 1000+ built-in validation rules for Security, Deadcode & Best Practices Available a module for Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to find vulnerabilities in open source and third party libraries.

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  • 50% upvoted

emerge

Emerge is a source code and dependency visualizer that can be used to gather insights about source code structure, metrics, dependencies and complexity of software projects. After scanning the source code of a project it provides you an interactive web interface to explore and analyze your project by using graph structures.

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  • 33% upvoted

SonarLint

SonarLint is a free IDE extension available for IntelliJ, VS Code, Visual Studio, and Eclipse, to find and fix coding issues in real-time, flagging issues as you code, just like a spell-checker. More than a linter, it also delivers rich contextual guidance to help developers understand why there is an issue, assess the risk, and educate them on how to fix it.

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  • 0% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Swift tools?

Swift is a powerful programming language that makes development on Apple products faster and easier. It has been designed to work with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, making it the perfect choice for developing apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Swift is also open source, which means that developers can contribute to its improvement.

What are the best Swift static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular Swift tools ranked by user votes are: Sonatype, CodeScene, SwiftLint, Better Code Hub, callGraph.

Which Swift tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include Better Code Hub. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Sonatype, SwiftLint, callGraph, Betterscan CE, lizard, todocheck, CASR, Hound CI, SwiftFormat, Tailor.

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